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Volkswagen Golf 2011 — Car rental alternative in Edinburgh, GB EH12 5JZ
Volkswagen Golf 2011

5.0

(84 trips)

All-Star Host

£43/day
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Historic cobbled street in old Edinburgh city

Medieval heritage in Edinburgh

Entwined with nooks and crannies, rocky landscapes next to the sea, and striking monuments, the Athens of the North exudes enough air of mystery to lure you down a few more alleyways in the Old Town.

Home to some of the world’s largest arts festivals, jubilant pubs, and medieval castles casting breathtaking silhouettes, Edinburgh an historic city and the perfect Scottish destination to revel in the down-to-earth vibes and let the rules slide once in a while.

Edinburgh favorites

Leave plenty of room in your schedule to experience the best of the Scottish capital.

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Edinburgh Castle

Head to the grand stone walls of the city’s iconic castle, which perches above the city on an extinct volcano and is worth every minute of your time. Feeling peckish? Go for an afternoon tea with homemade scones.

Camera Obscura

Perfect for all ages and tricking brains since 1835, one of Edinburgh’s oldest attractions lets you experience a variety of fun and quirky optical illusions.

Arthur’s seat

Head out into nature and hike to the highest point in the city for unparalleled views of the skyline and ancient hill forts believed to be structures from the days of King Arthur.

Skip the car rental counter

Hit the road

Even though Scotland’s second-largest city is a magical place with its charming historic sites and cobbled streets, navigating traffic on the street and finding street parking in the city center can get old, no matter what town. Hire a car in Edinburgh for a day trip or road trip to get out of the city, and you’ll encounter a whole new landscape that’s wholly different from the rest of Europe.

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Loch Ness

Surrounded by dramatic beauty and home to the mythical Loch Ness Monster, this famous lake in the rugged Scottish Highlands makes for an excellent road trip — take a boat out to search for Nessie.

Stirling

Steeped in folklore and standing strong and tall since the medieval days, Stirling is known as the gateway to the highlands. Head east along the M9 and make time to visit the majestic Stirling Castle.

Elie

Drive along just over an hour to the gorgeous coastal town of Elie and you’ll be met with golden beaches, a historic 16th-century harbor, and spectacular views at the Elie Lighthouse.

Recent reviews

Gretchen B.
Skoda Yeti 2013

Pickup and drop-off were easy, car wasin great condition, and Nadeem was reasonably quick in replying to my questions prior to our trip.

Gretchen B.
- October 11, 2021
Aine K.
Skoda Yeti 2013

Car was spotless, had great fuel efficiency and a ton of space. Would definitely take out again. Thanks Nadeem.

Aine K.
- October 8, 2021
Romain G.
Skoda Yeti 2013

Clean and great car, thanks nadeem

Romain G.
- September 28, 2021
Seth C.
Skoda Yeti 2013

Perfect rental, and Nadeem went out of his way to bring the car to me. Thank you!

Seth C.
- September 15, 2021
Barnaby B.
Hyundai Tucson 2016

Great, clean car and a lovely guy! Would definitely recommend to anyone renting a car in Edinburgh.

Barnaby B.
- May 2, 2021
Sarrah K.
Skoda Yeti 2013

Hi, Nadeem is very helpful host. He replies early to the messages. I am happy with the trip. We had puncher tyre during the trip. Turo Breakdown service was quick and helpful to get our tyre repaired.

Sarrah K.
- August 27, 2021
Paul B.
Hyundai Tucson 2016

Wonderful, pleasant and safe road trip trip made by Saadi's Hyundai. He was very accomodating and made the check-in/out process (as well as everything along the way) very easy and comfortable. This was the perfect car to tour the highlands with family in tow. I would absolutely recommend Saadi.

Paul B.
- June 6, 2021
Ioannis T.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Perfect car, great communication, highly recommend!

Ioannis T.
- July 28, 2021
Bruce R.
Skoda Yeti 2013

Lovely car. Spacious boot. Good on fuel.

Bruce R.
- August 15, 2021
Sean H.
Skoda Yeti 2013

Nadeem was punctual and the car was clean and in great condition when I received it. Lovely car that I used for adventures up in Skye and the highlands. Would recommend for any adventure!

Sean H.
- August 19, 2021
Tessa W.
Skoda Yeti 2013

Amazing service from Nadeem. He was easy to communicate and understanding. I would definitely hire again. Thank you again appreciated.

Tessa W.
- August 23, 2021
Sabin-Cristian G.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Great car in absolut impecabile condition. Host was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed it!! Thank you Adrian for renting your car. All the best to you and hopefully see you soon!

Sabin-Cristian G.
- December 20, 2020
Kelsey C.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

What a phenomenal driving experience on the NC500. Highly recommend this SUV and Adrian was very helpful and friendly!

Kelsey C.
- May 4, 2021
Nidhi R.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Adrian was great with the pick up and drop. Amazing drive, Greta car, has many automated feature, perfect for trip to Skye. Enjoyed. Thanks.

Nidhi R.
- June 1, 2021
Rosie G.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Beautiful car and super clean. Adrian was a brilliant host - he came to drop off the car to us at the station on arrival and was very friendly and helpful throughout. Would recommend!

Rosie G.
- July 14, 2021
Rithwik V.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

The car was lovely and Adrian was very accommodating. Had the perfect trip.

Rithwik V.
- October 27, 2020
Andy C.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Adrian was kind and professional

Andy C.
- July 13, 2021
Victor S.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

I highly recommend to rent this car, super comfy and powerful to drive it!

Victor S.
- April 19, 2021
Michael N.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Second time round! This is my second booking with Adrians car and again it was a pleasure. Perfect & solid car for any terrain and would recommend this car for anyone that wants peace of mind when it comes to car performance, classy looks & a great host. Definitely would rent a 3rd time round when I’m back in the area!

Michael N.
- October 15, 2020
Jamal B.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Great car and service. Would highly recommend

Jamal B.
- May 26, 2021
Ethan F.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Lovely clean car, great guy, dropped off the car to us last minute which helped out a lot

Ethan F.
- May 23, 2021
Elliot F.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Very clean car and easy collection. Ride was smooth and very fuel efficient. Lots of space. Adrian was quick to respond and made the process very simple.

Elliot F.
- May 5, 2021
Ben H.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Adrian was a great host. The car was spotless upon pick up, smooth to drive, and in excellent condition. Would highly recommend. Adrian was a great communicator and very helpful during our booking.

Ben H.
- May 21, 2021
Josh C.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Very helpful and accomodating.

Josh C.
- May 29, 2021
OFUS O.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Adrian is a great guy, very friendly and flexible. At arrival he explained all the car functions and it was a superb driving experience.

OFUS O.
- September 20, 2020
Michael N.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Great car to drive! hosts were also great! communication and response was perfect and nothing to fault. Would highly recommend.

Michael N.
- September 8, 2020
Oliver S.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Great service from Adrian, the car was spotless on arrival and went without a hiccup. Great communication, any questions were answered straight away. If I'm ever in need of a car again this will be my go to for sure! Highly recommend.

Oliver S.
- March 23, 2021
James F.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Great car, very clean and lovely to drive. Adrian was very helpful and happy to drop the car off and pick it up at the station. Would highly recommend

James F.
- March 29, 2021
Alec F.
Land Rover Defender 110 2016

First-class experience with Jack! Professional and courteous. Couldn't recommend high enough!

Alec F.
- July 24, 2020
Vilius K.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Really great and well maintained car. The host has been very helpful and flexible!

Vilius K.
- September 16, 2020

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Best Edinburgh driving roads

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Fife Coastal Route

Carving along the coastline, weave your way along this 77-mile scenic route past quaint fishing towns like East Neuk or toward the historic university town of St Andrews.

North Coast 500

Embark on an epic road trip to remember in the North Highlands. Spanning over 500 miles, you’ll collect a wealth of memories as you encounter white sand beaches, impressive castles, and jagged mountains.

Borders Historic Route

Hire a car and head south for a lovely 89-mile drive through the rolling countryside while making plenty of stops along the way in the charming villages en route to England and the historic town of Carlisle.

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